Finding the center-most voters
by Kevin Venzke [Home]
Suppose we have a relatively small number of voters and they know each other's positions in 1D issue space. We will award some sort of legislative privilege or power to a subset of these voters. We ask each voter to cast an approval vote to each of their own top X favorite voters (no more and no less than X), and then the top Y vote-getters receive the privilege. The values of X and Y are configurable. Assume all the voters are sincere, and no one boycotts the procedure. What combinations of values are most successful at identifying the center-most subset of voters?

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